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Twelve SMU professors receive emeritus status in 2014-15

Twelve distinguished faculty members with 440 years of combined service to SMU will retire with emeritus status as the 2014-15 academic year ends. The professors, and their dates of service: • Christine Buchanan, Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1977-2015 • Bradley Kent Carter, … Continue reading

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Save the date: The Dalai Lama returns to SMU July 1, 2015

SMU and the George W. Bush Presidential Center will welcome His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to Dallas Wednesday, July 1, 2015 for “A Conversation with the Dalai Lama.” The renowned spiritual leader and Nobel laureate will participate in a moderated … Continue reading

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SMU’s 2015 Common Reading explores the end, and beginning, of civilization with Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven

SMU’s incoming class of 2019 will read and discuss the first work of speculative fiction chosen for the University’s Common Reading program – Emily St. John Mandel’s acclaimed fourth novel, Station Eleven. Mandel’s book explores a post-apocalyptic America in which a deadly … Continue reading

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Ellen K. Solender, SMU alumna and professor emerita, endows new chair in women and the law

Ellen Karelsen Solender, SMU law alumna and professor emerita, is giving $2 million to the Dedman School of Law to fund the Ellen K. Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law. The Solender Chair will support a Dedman Law faculty … Continue reading

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SMU Bookstore hosts all-day flash sale Thursday, May 7, 2015

The SMU Bookstore is offering an additional 50 percent off all clearance items for one day only. The savings are available in store during an all-day flash sale Thursday, May 7, 2015. The entire University community is invited; no SMU ID is … Continue reading

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Five honored with 2015 Faculty Senate Outstanding Staff Awards

The SMU Faculty Senate honored five staff members for exceptional performance with its 2015 Faculty Senate Outstanding Staff Awards. The honors were presented during the Senate’s last meeting of the 2014-15 academic year on Wednesday, May 6. This year’s winners: Karen Click, Women and … Continue reading

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Statistician and data-journalism pioneer Nate Silver to speak in SMU’s Tate Distinguished Lecture Series May 5, 2015

Statistician, author and blogger Nate Silver – who has earned a national spotlight with his innovative analyses of political polling – will deliver the next Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture of 2015. Silver gives the Jones Day Lecture at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 in McFarlin Auditorium. > Follow Nate Silver on … Continue reading

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SMU Guildhall hosts 2015 Spring Exhibition Friday, May 15

The Guildhall at SMU hosts its bi-annual graduate exhibition showcasing video games developed by graduating students on Friday, May 15, 2015. The 2015 Spring Exhibition will honor Cohort 21: 26 master’s degree candidates who specialize in art creation, level design and programming. The … Continue reading

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Save the date: The 2015 SMU Staff Association President’s Picnic takes place Thursday, May 21

The SMU Staff Association and President R. Gerald Turner invite all University staff members to the 2015 Staff Appreciation Day and President’s Picnic. The traditional post-Commencement celebration takes place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, May 21 on the south lawn of Clements Hall. This year’s event … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Finals week, May 4, 2015

SMU’s 100th Commencement is almost here – the end of Spring 2015 (and another academic year) at a glance: May 4: Last day of instruction May 5: Reading Day May 6-12: Examinations (no exams scheduled for Sunday) May 13: Residence halls officially close for non-graduating … Continue reading

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